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I know we're a pretty small (and pretty quiet) group but I wanted to update a couple of things that are going on in the writing world.

As some of you may or may not know - Duotrope (www.duotrope.com) is going to be switching to be a PAID SERVICE as of January.  It will now be $5 a month.

Many of us use this (currently free) service to track our submissions and also to check up on specific markets.

I do not use Duotrope to track my own submissions and only use it to look up publications/get the weekly email for calls for submissions/etc.  Since I do not track my submissions, I am considering buying the group a monthly subscription to use.  Who would be interested in using it?  Should I set one up for the group?  If nobody is interested, I will get a paid subscription for the account I currently use (and will not be sharing that account) - so if you are, speak up.  


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I've updated the list of submitable places a bit and hope to add to it more, later.  Found any cool publications lately?  Please share, I'll add a link to the front widget.

I am looking to add to the list of online & print publications, as well as any places to publish books/chapbooks,  or also places that do interviews of previously published work.  Trying to build more of a resource net over here before Duotrope becomes more limited.


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I've requested to add this to the group, but check out: Louder Than a Bomb 2013 - call for support!Please :+fav: and spread the word!
:iconElocutionists:
Louder Than a Bomb Poetry Slam
In 2013, Elocutionists will be hosting its first spoken word competition, dubbed 'Louder Than a Bomb' (named after the Chicago Poetry Slam of the same name). The competition will consist of writers either having their work performed to their specifications by readers or representing themselves in the competition with their own recordings. There may also be the possibility of two categories to enter: a category for individual slam poets and another for groups. If you are not aware of what a poetry slam is, here is a quick definition and rundown of some basic, universal rules:
A poetry slam is a competitive event in which poets perform their work and are judged by members of the audience. Everyone who signs up has the opportunity to read in the first round; the lineup for subsequent rounds is determined by the judges' scores. Though rules vary from slam to slam, the basic rules are
 If you are interested in spreading your work through the spoken word :D  This group will read deviations outloud, etc, and may be a good way to get your work out to a broader audience.  


As always, a note directly to me is the quickest way to get a response :rose:
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:icontonepainter:
tonepainter Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I might be interested in using it.... if you'd let me join the group. I applied once and my request languished in the void for so long, it came out smelling like Camus' butt!
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vespera Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I just went to add you - said you were a member already?
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:icontonepainter:
tonepainter Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry (and embarrassed!) :blush:

For the longest time after I first tried to join (eons ago), I didn't seem to get in. But now I seem to have snuck in like a spy.
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vespera Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:giggle:
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vespera Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
OH we just don't get in here ALL the time XD
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:icontonepainter:
tonepainter Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
(Oh, & I hope you know I wasn't annoyed or anything... I just like being a pest.) :heart:
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vespera Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
buah ha ha ;) actually, we're pretty bad at this group :X I usually just update it from time to time with new publications. Going to try and make it more of a commitment next year.
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FuzzyHoser Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I wanna cheat off you either way. :D
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:iconvespera:
vespera Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
LOL you know I'd always look something up for you :heart:
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FuzzyHoser Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You loveeee me. :aww:
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